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Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) comic books with issue numbers 39-40

  • Issue #39
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($26.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18.
    • Label #1513038005
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($32.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18.
    • Label #1513039007
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by John Romita. How Green Was My Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita (who begins as regular penciler), inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo] and John Romita (touch-ups); Peter heads to the doctor with the sniffles and learns that Aunt May's health is very fragile; Spidey is roped into tangling with a bunch of goons who zap him with a mysterious gas; Not realizing that the gas has weakened his spider sense, he changes into Peter Parker under the watchful gaze of the Green Goblin; The Goblin confronts Spidey outside of his home and captures him as Peter is worried that Aunt May might be overcome by the commotion; Trussed up in the Goblin's lair, Peter is shocked when the Goblin takes off his mask and reveals himself to be Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 178. According to Les Daniels in "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics" (Abrams, 1991), artist Steve Ditko resigned because of a disagreement over the Goblin's identity. Ditko wanted it to be someone anonymous--a new, unknown guy; Lee wanted it to be a familiar character that would startle readers. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #40
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 40
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($33.75) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18.
    • Label #1513038006
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($30.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18.
    • Label #1513039008

    Cover by pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups). Green Goblin origin in Spidey Saves the Day!. script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin; While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 179. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.